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Vettel reflects on year of ups-and-downs

While Alonso is already looking forward to renewing his challenge next season, he can be certain that he will face opposition from Vettel, who revealed that his build-up had already started, albeit inadvertently.

"I had a very good night after the [final] race, but felt so bad the next morning that I thought I had to go to the gym to get rid of it, so it's started all over again," he smiled.

Vettel has already been back in the RB8 since Interlagos, taking to the streets of Graz to celebrate with his and Red Bull Racing's fans. Not content with simply doing a few runs around the town square, however, the German then slapped a road licence onto the engine cover and blasted the car down the public highway to the nearby Red Bull Ring – a venue he hopes to see return to the F1 schedule.

“I was at the inauguration and had the chance to drive there,” he told Austria's laola1.at website, “The track is completely F1 compatible, so I don't know why we don't go there. For [Red Bull], it would be great for it to be our home grand prix.”

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Greg Tan - Unregistered

December 03, 2012 1:24 PM

Despite all the dispute over the Senna accident, I admire Sebastian strong character that has made great recovery from the very back of the pack with imperfect car that then determines the crown. This in fact follows earlier one that is demonstrated in Abu Dhabi. He is very much focused on how to win all races and never makes beautiful excuses like Fernando. So he is the real champion.


December 03, 2012 12:10 PM

ps. a little hard on webber, but there again, if he hadntsqueezed seb, then seb would have not been hit by senna! there was an interesting aside from the incident, which shows quick and intelligent thinking by seb. he states that he allowed the car to roll backwards, so as to minimise the risk of damage in event of a second car hitting him. smart work!

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